Study: College students increasingly victimized by phishing, cyberscams

Studies show that college students are a target for phishing scams, and cybersecurity professionals say swindlers are increasingly targeting California students.

Phishing scams often trick victims into revealing their login or other private credentials by pretending to be a legitimate company or figure.

Researchers at Penn State University found that online scams aimed at college students increased significantly between 2014 and 2022.

They say universities are often easy targets because many publish email addresses in student listings.

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